C.R. RoughRiders with 12 returnees on 30-man roster

Zac Robbins

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 2015-2016
Zac Robbins Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 2015-2016

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders’ 30-man roster going into fall camp actually contains only 29 guys. At least right now.

The United States Hockey League club has revealed its players, with one roster spot still open. The regular season begins with a home game, Saturday, Sept. 24 against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Players with experience from last season are goalie Zack LaRocque and defensemen Trevor Zins, Ben Foley, Taylor Brierley and Riese Zmolek, as well as forwards Will Garin, Liam Walsh, Zac Robbins, John DeRoche, Matt Gosiewski, Sam Sternschein and Pavel Tkachkov.

The roster includes a pair of defensemen from Hungary in Bence Stipsicz and Peter Szombor. Eighteen of the 29 players already have made college commitments.

Cuts still will need to be made by the season opener.

RoughRiders Roster

NameBirthdatePositionCollege CommitLast Team 
Trevor Zins July 23, 1998 Defense Umass-Lowell Cedar Rapids  
Benjamin Foley Nov. 30, 1996 Defense Harvard Cedar Rapids  
AJ Villella Jan. 26, 1998 Defense Northeastern Boston Jr. Bruins  
Andrew Sinard May 22, 1997 Defense Miami (Ohio) TPH U18  
Taylor Brierley July 31, 1996 Defense Union Cedar Rapids  
Samuel Fuss May 26, 1997 Defense Uncommitted Minot NAHL  
Scott Perunovich Aug. 18, 1998 Defense Minnesota-Duluth Hibbing HS  
Peter Zsombor July 27, 1997 Defense Uncommitted Seacoast College Prep  
Bence Stipsicz Feb. 3, 1997 Defense Western Michigan MAC Budapest  
Riese Zmolek Sept. 12, 1996 Defense Minnesota State Cedar Rapids  
William Garin Oct. 30, 1997 Forward Connecticut Cedar Rapids  
Matthew Long Aug. 6, 1997 Forward Uncommitted Springfield NAHL  
Nicholas Bowman Dec. 14, 1997 Forward Miami (Ohio) Brother Rice HS  
Liam Walsh July 14, 1999 Forward Uncommitted Cedar Rapids  
Michael Zuffante March 17, 1998 Forward Uncommitted Chicago Fury U18  
Zachary Robbins Oct. 3, 1996 Forward Brown Cedar Rapids  
Callahan Johnson Nov. 24, 1997 Forward Uncommitted Tilton Prep  
Benjamin Schmidling March 10, 1998 Forward Uncommitted Skipjacks HC U18  
Jason Polin June 17, 1999 Forward Western Michigan Victory Honda U16  
John DeRoche June 23, 1998 Forward Quinnipiac Cedar Rapids  
Matt Gosiewski May 10, 1998 Forward Harvard Cedar Rapids  
Grant Loven Dec. 21, 1997 Forward Uncommitted East Grand Forks HS  
Marc McLaughlin July 26, 1999 Forward St. Lawrence Cushing Academy  
Samuel Sternschein April 27, 1998 Forward Cornell Cedar Rapids  
Pavel Tkachkov Aug. 5, 1998 Forward Uncommitted Cedar Rapids  
Garrett Vanwyhe April 30, 1997 Forward Uncommitted Wichita Falls NAHL  
TJ Walsh April 29, 2000 Forward Boston College Cushing Academy  
Zechariah LaRocque Jan. 26, 1997 Goalie Uncommitted Cedar Rapids  
Matt Ladd July 1, 1998 Goalie Colorado College Avon Old Farms  


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